This receiver was designed and constructed in 1994, back when I was young and foolish. I had some great ideas for a no-compromise ham band receiver. I had been studying the Vackar VFO circuit, and I wrote an article for QST magazine trying to spark interest in this wonderful VFO circuit. To put the VFO to good use, I designed this receiver around the VFO module, which was then already finished. I was not pleased with the receiver in 1994, so it was put back on the shelf. From time to time, I looked at the schematics and puzzled why it wasn't working very well. To make a long story short, I re-visited all the calculations and realized that all the signals driving the Mini-Circuits diode mixers were too weak. After changing the circuit parameters to increase the mixer drives, it worked just as I had hoped. The final effort began several months ago, in 2018. It doesn't normally take 24 years to build a receiver, but it did in this case. The circuit diagram is complex, and my pencil drawings don't photograph very well. The basic characteristics of the receiver are: Double conversion. 1st I.F. is 1.8 MHz. 2nd I.F. is 455 KHz with switched commercial crystal filters. All mixers are Mini-Circuits double-balanced diode-ring mixers. The Vackar VFO operates 4.0- 4.3 MHz. Plug-in tuning units contain an antenna pre-selector and an up-converter to move the VFO up to the band in use. Additional circuits include amplified and delayed AGC, variable notch filter and a crystal calibrator. Audio amplifier is a push-pull, 3 Watt circuit using discrete transistors.